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[image]A Hazy Day in Mexico City - NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team
Mexico City has one of the world's most serious air pollution problems. The city is located atop a high plain at an altitude of 2200 meters, and is surrounded on three sides by mountains and snow-capped volcanoes. Since incident solar radiation does not vary significantly with season at tropical latitudes, photochemical smog is produced much of the year. In winter, air quality can worsen significantly when thermal inversions keep polluted air masses close to the surface...
Keywords: What -- MISR; What -- STEREO; What -- Earth; What -- Terra; Where -- Mexico City; Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL); Where -- Washington; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC); Where -- California
Downloads: 5
[image]Hazy and Dusty Skies over Western Africa - NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team
A pall of smoke and dust largely obscured the nations of Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Burkina Faso and southern Mali on January 12, 2004. The poor air quality in the region was a combined result of the hundreds of agricultural fires that were burning throughout western Africa during December and early January, and was likely to have been influenced by a Saharan dust storm that occurred several days earlier...
Keywords: What -- MISR; What -- Earth; What -- Terra; Where -- Ghana; Where -- Burkina Faso; Where -- Mali
Downloads: 6
[image]Floodwaters Renew Zambia's Kafue Wetland - NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team.
Not all floods are unwanted. Heavy rainfall in southern Africa between December 2003 and April 2004 provided central Zambia with floodwaters needed to support the diverse uses of water within the Kafue Flats area. The Kafue Flats are home to about one million people and provide a rich inland fishery, habitat for an array of unique wildlife, and the means for hydroelectricity production. The Flats falls between two dams: Upstream to the west (not visible here) is the Izhi-tezhi, and downstream (m...
Keywords: What -- MISR; What -- Sun; What -- Earth; What -- Terra; Where -- Zambia; Where -- Lusaka; Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL); Where -- Washington; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC); Where -- California
Downloads: 7
[image]Darkened Skies over the Pacific - NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team
On June 10, 2002 the Moon obscured the central portion of the solar disk in a phenomenon known as an annular solar eclipse. Partial phases of the eclipse were visible throughout much of southeast Asia and North America. Maximum obscuration, in which 99.6 percent of the solar disk was shadowed by the Moon, was situated in the central Pacific Ocean. Since there are no populated islands for over 2000 kilometers from this location, very few people were able to witness near-totality...
Keywords: What -- Moon; What -- MISR; What -- Terra; What -- Earth; What -- Polar; What -- Sun; Where -- Pacific Ocean; Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL); Where -- Washington; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC); Where -- California
Downloads: 7
[image]St. Louis, Missouri - NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team
St. Louis is tucked in a bend of the Mississippi River, just south of the point at which the Illinois River joins the larger Mississippi, and where the Missouri River flows in from the west. Drainage patterns to the east, on the Illinois side, are highlighted with green vegetation. Meandering rivers in the verdant Ozark Plateau appear to the south and west. This true-color view from NASA's Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) was taken with the instrument's downward looking (nadir) camer...
Keywords: What -- MISR; What -- Terra; Where -- Mississippi; Where -- Illinois; Where -- Missouri; Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL); Where -- Washington; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC); Where -- California
Downloads: 16
[image]Unique Views of a Shattered Ice Shelf - NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team
Both single and multi-angle views of the breakup of the northern section of the Larsen B ice shelf are shown in this image pair from the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer. The Larsen B ice shelf collapsed and broke away from the Antarctic Peninsula during February and March, 2002 -- a progression observed by Terra's Moderate-resolution Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MODIS) and analyzed at the University of Colorado's National Snow and Ice Data Center...
Keywords: What -- Terra; What -- MISR; What -- Earth; Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL); Where -- Washington; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC); Where -- California
Downloads: 4
[image]Clouds and Ice of the Lambert-Amery System, East Antarctica - NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team
These views from the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) illustrate ice surface textures and cloud-top heights over the Amery Ice Shelf/Lambert Glacier system in East Antarctica on October 25, 2002. The left-hand panel is a natural-color view from MISR's downward-looking (nadir) camera. The center panel is a multi-angular composite from three MISR cameras, in which color acts as a proxy for angular reflectance variations related to texture...
Keywords: What -- MISR; What -- Advanced Communication Technology Satellite (ACTS); What -- Polar; What -- Earth; What -- Terra; Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL); Where -- Washington; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC); Where -- California
Downloads: 4
[image]Icebergs Adrift in the Amundsen Sea - NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team
The Thwaites Ice Tongue is a large sheet of glacial ice extending from the West Antarctic mainland into the southern Amundsen Sea. A large crack in the Thwaites Tongue was discovered in imagery from Terra's Moderate Resolution Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MODIS). Subsequent widening of the crack led to the calving of a large iceberg. The development of this berg, designated B-22 by the National Ice Center, can be observed in these images from the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer, also aboard ...
Keywords: What -- Terra; What -- MISR; What -- Earth; Where -- Amundsen Sea; Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL); Where -- Washington; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC); Where -- California
Downloads: 4
[image]Tornado Cuts Through La Plata, Maryland - NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team
A category F4 tornado tore through La Plata, Maryland on April 28, 2002, killing 5 and injuring more than 100 people. Vegetation and surface structures were pulled up or damaged along a swath measuring 39 kilometers long. This pair of images from the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) illustrates the strip of flattened vegetation left by the tornado. The top image was acquired by MISR's nadir (vertical-viewing) camera on May 1,2002...
Keywords: What -- MISR; What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer; What -- Terra; What -- Earth; Where -- Maryland; Where -- Washington; Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL); Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC); Where -- California
Downloads: 5
[image]Oil Fire Plumes Over Baghdad - NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team.
Dark smoke from oil fires extend for about 60 kilometers south of Iraq's capital city of Baghdad in these images acquired by the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) on April 2, 2003. The thick, almost black smoke is apparent near image center and contains chemical and particulate components hazardous to human health and the environment. The top panel is from MISR's vertical-viewing (nadir) camera...
Keywords: What -- MISR; What -- STEREO A; What -- STEREO; What -- Earth; What -- Terra; Where -- Baghdad; Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL); Where -- Washington; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC); Where -- California
Downloads: 5
[image]Smoke over Rondonia, Brazil - NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team
In the Brazilian state of Rondonia, scientists have gathered to study gases and airborne particles produced in the tropics. Between September and November 2002, they are conducting integrated airborne and ground-based measurements aimed at better understanding the role these constituents play in Earth's climate. These views from the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) show extensive plumes of fine particles emanating from burning vegetation within Rondonia...
Keywords: What -- MISR; What -- Earth; What -- Terra; Where -- Bolivia; Where -- Brazil; Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL); Where -- Washington; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC); Where -- California
Downloads: 8
[image]April Showers Bring May Flowers to the Southern United States - NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team
Vigorous vegetation growth in the Southern United States after heavy rains fell during April and early May, 2004, is quantified in these images and data products from the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR). The images were acquired on April 1 (top set) and May 3 (bottom set), and extend through Kansas and Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas, and eastern Texas, with the Texas-Louisiana border at the bottom right-hand corner...
Keywords: What -- MISR; What -- Visible Light; What -- Earth; What -- Terra; Where -- United States of America; Where -- Kansas; Where -- Missouri; Where -- Oklahoma; Where -- Arkansas; Where -- Texas; Where -- Louisiana; Where -- Boston; Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL); Where -- Washington; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC); Where -- California
Downloads: 5
[image]Smoke over Nigeria and the Gulf of Guinea - NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team.
These images and data products from the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer(MISR) document extensive smoke from fires burning throughout Nigeria and north central Africa on January 31, 2003. At left are natural-color views acquired by MISR's vertical-viewing (nadir) and most oblique forward viewing cameras. The images extend from arid Niger in the north (including the dark-colored Ar Mountains), through forested Nigeria, and beyond the Niger Delta to the Gulf of Guinea and the open ocean...
Keywords: What -- MISR; What -- STEREO; What -- Earth; What -- Terra; Where -- Nigeria; Where -- Niger; Where -- Gulf of Guinea; Where -- Guinea
Downloads: 8
[image]Distinguishing Clouds from Ice over the East Siberian Sea, Russia - NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team
As a consequence of its capability to retrieve cloud-top elevations, stereoscopic observations from the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) can discriminate clouds from snow and ice. The central portion of Russia's East Siberian Sea, including one of the New Siberian Islands, Novaya Sibir, are portrayed in these views from data acquired on May 28, 2002. The left-hand image is a natural color view from MISR's nadir camera...
Keywords: What -- MISR; What -- FAST; What -- STEREO; What -- Earth; What -- Terra; Where -- East Siberian Sea; Where -- Arctic Ocean; Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL); Where -- Washington; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC); Where -- California; Where -- Russia
Downloads: 3
[image]A Strengthening Eastern Pacific Storm - NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team
These July 11, 2006 images are from the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument aboard NASA's Terra Satellite. They show then Tropical Storm Bud as it was intensifying into a hurricane, which it became later that day. The true-color image at left is next to an image of cloud heights on the right. Two-dimensional maps of cloud heights such as these give scientists an opportunity to compare their models against actual hurricane observations...
Keywords: What -- MISR; What -- Terra; What -- Opportunity; Where -- California; Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL); Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Downloads: 6
[image]Mars Researchers Rendezvous on Remote Arctic Island - NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team
Devon Island is situated in an isolated part of Canada's Nunavut Territory, and is usually considered to be the largest uninhabited island in the world. However, each summer since 1999, researchers from NASA's Haughton-Mars Project and the Mars Society reside at this "polar desert" location to study the geologic and environmental characteristics of a site which is considered to be an excellent "Mars analog": a terrestrial location wherein specific conditions approximate environmental features re...
Keywords: What -- Mars; What -- Polar; What -- Crater; What -- MISR; What -- Advanced Communication Technology Satellite (ACTS); What -- Terra; What -- Earth; Where -- Wellington; Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL); Where -- Washington; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC); Where -- California
Downloads: 4
[image]Seasonal Changes in Earth's Surface Albedo - NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team
About 50 million square kilometers of the Earth's terrestrial surface undergo a transition each year from freeze to thaw, thus setting off a series of global biospheric processes. Much of this activity can be detected by the temporal changes in the amount of sunlight reflected by the Earth's surface at various wavelengths. A quantitative measure of this reflected sunlight is described by the albedo, which is the fraction of sunlight reflected by a surface area to that incident on the surface are...
Keywords: What -- MISR; What -- Sun; What -- Earth; What -- Terra; Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL); Where -- Washington; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC); Where -- California
Downloads: 8
[image]Snowstorm Along the China-Mongolia-Russia Borders - NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team.
Heavy snowfall on March 12, 2004, across north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Mongolia and Russia, caused train and highway traffic to stop for several days along the Russia-China border. This pair of images from the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) highlights the snow and surface properties across the region on March 13. The left-hand image is a multi-spectral false-color view made from the near-infrared, red, and green bands of MISR's vertical-viewing (nadir) camera...
Keywords: What -- MISR; What -- Earth; What -- Terra; Where -- Mongolia; Where -- Russia; Where -- China; Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL); Where -- Washington; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC); Where -- California
Downloads: 8
[image]Greenland's Coast in Holiday Colors - NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team.
Vibrant reds, emerald greens, brilliant whites, and pastel blues adorn this view of the area surrounding the Jakobshavn Glacier on the western coast of Greenland. The image is a false-color (near-infrared, green, blue) view acquired by the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer's nadir camera. The brightness of vegetation in the near-infrared contributes to the reddish hues; glacial silt gives rise to the green color of the water; and blue-colored melt ponds are visible in the bright white ice...
Keywords: What -- FAST; What -- Earth; What -- Terra; What -- MISR; Where -- Greenland; Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL); Where -- Washington; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC); Where -- California
Downloads: 9
[image]Multi-layer Clouds Over the South Indian Ocean - NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team
The complex structure and beauty of polar clouds are highlighted by these images acquired by the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) on April 23, 2003. These clouds occur at multiple altitudes and exhibit a noticeable cyclonic circulation over the Southern Indian Ocean, to the north of Enderbyland, East Antarctica. The image at left was created by overlying a natural-color view from MISR's downward-pointing (nadir) camera with a color-coded stereo height field...
Keywords: What -- Polar; What -- MISR; What -- STEREO; What -- Sun; What -- Earth; What -- Terra; Where -- Indian Ocean; Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL); Where -- Washington; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC); Where -- California
Downloads: 6
[image]Pine Island Glacier, Antarctica - NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team
This pair of MISR images of the Pine Island Glacier in western Antarctica was acquired on December 12, 2000 during Terra orbit 5246. At left is a conventional, true-color image from the downward-looking (nadir) camera. The false-color image at right is a composite of red band data taken by the MISR forward 60-degree, nadir, and aftward 60-degree cameras, displayed in red, green, and blue colors, respectively...
Keywords: What -- MISR; What -- Terra; What -- Landsat 7; What -- Earth; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC); Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL); Where -- Washington; Where -- California
Downloads: 4
[image]The Clouds of Isidore - NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team
These views of Hurricane Isidore were acquired by the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) on September 20, 2002. After bringing large-scale flooding to western Cuba, Isidore was upgraded (on September 21) from a tropical storm to a category 3hurricane. Sweeping westward to Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, the hurricane caused major destruction and left hundreds of thousands of people homeless. Although weakened after passing over the Yucatan landmass, Isidore regained strength as it moved no...
Keywords: What -- MISR; What -- STEREO; What -- Earth; What -- Terra; Where -- Cuba; Where -- Gulf of Mexico; Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL); Where -- Washington; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC); Where -- California
Downloads: 5
[image]The Biscuit Wildfire - NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team
Ignited by lightning strikes during a record-breaking heat wave, the Biscuit Fire became Oregon's largest wildfire of the past century. Between mid July and early September 2002, it consumed almost 500,000 acres in southern Oregon and northern California. This image pair from the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) portrays the fire underway and the burn scars on the landscape after the event...
Keywords: What -- MISR; What -- Earth; What -- Terra; Where -- Oregon; Where -- California; Where -- Pacific Ocean; Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL); Where -- Washington; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Downloads: 4
[image]Southern Florida's River of Grass - NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team
Florida's Everglades is a region of broad, slow-moving sheets of water flowing southward over low-lying areas from Lake Okeechobeeto the Gulf of Mexico. In places this remarkable "river of grass" is 80 kilometers wide. These images from the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer show the Everglades region on January 16, 2002. Each image covers an area measuring 191 kilometers x 205 kilometers. The data were captured during Terra orbit 11072...
Keywords: What -- Terra; What -- Sun; Where -- Gulf of Mexico; Where -- United States of America
Downloads: 11
[image]Dust Obscures Liaoning Province, China - NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team
This pair of Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer images, acquired 16 days apart, covers the Liaoning region of China and parts of northern and western Korea. They contrast a relatively clear day (March 23, 2002) with one in which the skies were extremely dusty (April 8, 2002). In the later view(right-hand image), the dust obscures most of the surface, although the Liaodong peninsula extending between the Bo Hai Sea and Korea Bay is faintly visible at the lower left...
Keywords: What -- Terra; Where -- China; Where -- Korea; Where -- Mongolia
Downloads: 5
[image]Aerosols over Central and Eastern Europe - NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team
Particulate air pollution is a complex mixture of particles of varying origins and compositions. Determining the type and abundance of tiny airborne particles, known as aerosols, is needed for monitoring air quality and for understanding climate change. During the last weeks of March 2003, unusually high and widespread aerosol pollution was detected over Europe by several satellite-borne instruments...
Keywords: What -- MISR; What -- Terra; What -- Earth; Where -- Baltic Sea; Where -- Adriatic Sea; Where -- Croatia; Where -- Poland; Where -- Lithuania; Where -- Hungary; Where -- Slovakia; Where -- Austria; Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL); Where -- Washington; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC); Where -- California
Downloads: 12
[image]Lutzow-Holm Bay and the Shirase Glacier, Antarctica - NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team
These views from the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) portray the Lutzow-Holm Bay region of Queen Maud Land, East Antarctica, on September 5,2002. Although Queen Maud Land remains one of the least studied regions of Antarctica, Lutzow-Holm Bay is an exception. Syowa (pronounced 'Showa') Station is the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition base situated on Ongul Island, just off the eastern coast of the Bay (in the top right-hand portion of these views)...
Keywords: What -- MISR; What -- FAST; What -- Earth; What -- Terra
Downloads: 7
[image]Drought and Burn Scars in Southeastern Australia - NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team
More than 2 million acres were consumed by hundreds of fires between December 2002 and February 2003 in southeastern Australia's national parks, forests, foothills and city suburbs. These images were acquired on February 14, 2002 (left) and February 17, 2003 (right) by the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument onboard NASA's Terra satellite. The year 2002 was one of Australia's hottest and driest on record, and the acreage burnt during the summer 2002-2003 fire season in Victor...
Keywords: What -- MISR; What -- Terra; What -- Earth; Where -- Victoria; Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL); Where -- Washington; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC); Where -- California; Where -- Australia
Downloads: 6
[image]Spring in Southeastern Illinois and Central Indiana - NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team
Pasadena, CA, for NASA's Office of Earth Science, Washington, DC. The Terra satellite is managed by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD. JPL is a division of the California Institute of Technology. Vegetation across southeast Illinois and central Indiana is shown in this set of multispectral and multiangle images from the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR). Across the center of the image area, the Wabash River runs southward, and in some places corresponds with the Illino...
Keywords: What -- Earth; What -- Terra; What -- MISR; Where -- Washington; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC); Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL); Where -- California; Where -- Illinois; Where -- Indiana; Where -- Indianapolis
Downloads: 4
[image]MISR Global Images See the Light of Day - NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team
As of July 31, 2002, global multi-angle, multi-spectral radiance products are available from the MISR instrument aboard the Terra satellite. Measuring the radiative properties of different types of surfaces, clouds and atmospheric particulates is an important step toward understanding the Earth's climate system. These images are among the first planet-wide summary views to be publicly released from the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer experiment...
Keywords: What -- MISR; What -- Terra; What -- Sun; What -- Earth; What -- Polar; Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL); Where -- Washington; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC); Where -- California
Downloads: 4
[image]The Size of Dust and Smoke - NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team
Desert dust particles tend to be larger in size than aerosols that originate from the processes of combustion. How precisely do the size of the aerosol particles comprising the dust that obscured the Red Sea on July 26, 2005, contrast with the size of the haze particles that obscured the United States eastern seaboard on the same day? NASA's Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR), which views Earth at nine different angles in four wavelengths, provides information about the amount, size, a...
Keywords: What -- MISR; What -- Earth; What -- Terra; Where -- Red Sea; Where -- United States of America; Where -- Atlantic Ocean; Where -- South Carolina; Where -- Georgia; Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL); Where -- Washington; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC); Where -- California
Downloads: 6
[image]Fluctuations of Lake Eyre, South Australia - NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team
Lake Eyre is a large salt lake situated between two deserts in one of Australia's driest regions. However, this low-lying lake attracts run-off from one of the largest inland drainage systems in the world. The drainage basin is very responsive to rainfall variations, and changes dramatically with Australia's inter-annual weather fluctuations. When Lake Eyre fills,as it did in 1989, it is temporarily Australia's largest lake, and becomes dense with birds, frogs and colorful plant life...
Keywords: What -- Earth; What -- Terra; What -- MISR; Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL); Where -- Washington; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC); Where -- California; Where -- Australia
Downloads: 6
[image]Cloud Arcs in the Western Pacific - NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team
Small cumulus clouds in this natural-color view from the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer have formed a distinctive series of quasi-circular arcs. Clues regarding the formation of these arcs can be found by noting that larger clouds exist in the interior of each arc. The interior clouds are thicker and likely to be more convectively active than the other clouds, causing much of the air near the centers of the arcs to rise...
Keywords: What -- Earth; What -- Terra; What -- MISR; Where -- Marshall Islands; Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL); Where -- Washington; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC); Where -- California
Downloads: 6
[image]Sicily's October Sky - NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team
The height and southward extent of the ash plume emanating from Sicily's Mount Etna volcano on October 27 are captured in these four image panels from the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR). Mount Etna, Europe's most active volcano, was revived when a series of intermittent minor earthquakes shook the eastern edge of Sicily and parts of mainland Italy during September and October. The eruption of Etna sent a thick blanket of volcanic ash over much of eastern Sicily, sparked forest fire...
Keywords: What -- MISR; What -- Earth; What -- Terra; Where -- Italy; Where -- Libya
Downloads: 7
[image]Wildfires Rage in Southern California - NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team.
Large plumes of smoke rising from devastating wildfires burning near Los Angeles and San Diego on Sunday, October 26, 2003, are highlighted in this set of images from the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR). These images include a natural color view from MISR's nadir camera (left) and an automated stereo height retrieval (right). The tops of the smoke plumes range in altitude from 500 - 3000 meters, and the stereo retrieval clearly differentiates the smoke from patches of high-altitude ...
Keywords: What -- MISR; What -- STEREO; What -- Earth; What -- Terra; Where -- Los Angeles; Where -- California; Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL); Where -- Washington; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Downloads: 4
[image]Greener Pastures in Northern Queensland, Australia - NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team
After a 19 month rainfall deficiency, heavy rainfall during January 2004 brought drought relief to much of northern Queensland. Local graziers hope for good long-term responses in pasture growth from the heavy rains. These images and maps from the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) portray part of Australia's Mitchell Grasslands bioregion before summer rainfall, on October 18, 2003 (left) and afterwards, on February 7, 2004 (right)...
Keywords: What -- MISR; What -- Visible Light; What -- Earth; What -- Terra; Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL); Where -- Washington; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC); Where -- California; Where -- Australia
Downloads: 6
[image]Typhoon Sinlaku - NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team
One of the more destructive cyclones to emerge from the northern hemisphere 2002 summer storm season was Typhoon Sinlaku. Several attributes of this storm event are portrayed in these data products from the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer. The images were acquired on September 5, when the western portion of the storm was situated over the Okinawan island chain. Over the next few days it moved west-northwest, sweeping over Taiwan before making landfall along China's Zhejian province on the ...
Keywords: What -- MISR; What -- Earth; What -- Terra; Where -- Taiwan
Downloads: 4
[image]Saharan Dust Cloud Sails Toward U.S. - NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team
A huge dust cloud blown westward from the Algerian desert is now wafting over the southeastern United States. The cloud, about the size of the entire continent, was expected to produce dramatic sunsets and possibly a light coating of red-brown dust on vehicles from Florida to Texas. This image, captured by JPL's Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) aboard the NASA Earth Observing System's Terra Satellite on July 20, 2005, shows the dust cloud just off the west coast of Africa near Maurit...
Keywords: What -- MISR; What -- Earth; What -- Terra; Where -- United States of America; Where -- Florida; Where -- Texas; Where -- Mauritania; Where -- Senegal; Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL); Where -- Washington; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC); Where -- California
Downloads: 5
[image]Hurricane Lili Heads for Louisiana Landfall - NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team
Characteristics of a strengthening Category 3 Hurricane Lili are apparent in these images from the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer(MISR), including a well-developed clearing at the hurricane eye. When these views were acquired on October 2, 2002, Lili was approaching the Gulf coast of the United States and rapidly strengthening toward Category 4 status. The storm's power reached its peak less than twelve hours later, and although it weakened overnight, this was still a dangerous system as ...
Keywords: What -- STEREO A; What -- Earth; What -- Terra; What -- MISR; Where -- United States of America; Where -- Louisiana; Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL); Where -- Washington; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC); Where -- California
Downloads: 4
[image]Amery Ice Shelf's "Loose Tooth" Gets Looser - NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team
The Amery Ice Shelf is an important dynamic system responsible for draining about 16% of the grounded East Antarctic ice sheet through only 2% of its coastline. Most of the mass input to the system occurs from the Lambert and several other glaciers. Mass loss from the system occurs through basal melting and iceberg calving. These images from the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) portray the ice shelf front on October 6, 2001 (top) and September 29, 2002 (bottom), and illustrate change...
Keywords: What -- MISR; What -- Earth; What -- Terra; What -- Polar; Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL); Where -- Washington; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC); Where -- California
Downloads: 5
[image]Cloud Height Maps for Hurricanes Frances and Ivan - NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team.
NASA's Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) captured these images and cloud-top height retrievals of Hurricane Frances on September 4, 2004, when the eye sat just off the coast of eastern Florida, and Hurricane Ivan on September 5th, after this cyclone had devastated Grenada and was heading toward the central and western Caribbean. Hurricane Frances made landfall in the early hours of September 5, and was downgraded to Tropical Storm status as it swept inland through the Florida panhandl...
Keywords: What -- MISR; What -- Opportunity; What -- Earth; What -- Terra; Where -- Florida; Where -- Grenada; Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL); Where -- Washington; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC); Where -- California
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[image]Seasonal Surface Changes in Namibia and Central Angola - NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team
Brightness variations in the terrain along a portion of southwestern Africa are displayed in these views from the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR). The panels portray an area that includes Namibia's Skeleton Coast and Etosha National Park as well as Angola's Cuando Cubango. The top panels were acquired on March 6, 2001, during the region's wet season, and the bottom panels were acquired on September 1, 2002, during the dry season...
Keywords: What -- MISR; What -- Sun; What -- Earth; What -- Terra; Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL); Where -- Washington; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC); Where -- California; Where -- Namibia; Where -- Angola
Downloads: 6
[image]Students and NASA Study Aerosols over Baltimore - NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team
During Spring 2003, students, teachers, and scientists worked side-by-side, measuring the properties of aerosols (fine particulate matter suspended in the air) over Baltimore, Maryland using hand-held instruments. The campaign had two objectives: providing NASA with high-quality, ground-based measurements to check aerosol properties derived from satellite observations, and helping students learn about possible health effects of aerosols in the region...
Keywords: What -- MISR; What -- Terra; What -- STEREO; What -- Sun; What -- Earth; Where -- Maryland; Where -- United States of America; Where -- Washington; Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL); Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC); Where -- California
Downloads: 9
[image]Smoke from Siberian Taiga Fires - NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team
During the 2003 fire season, blazes in the taiga forests of Eastern Siberia were part of a vast network of fires across Siberia and the Russian Far East, northeast China and northern Mongolia. Fires in Eastern Siberia have been increasing in recent years, and the 2003 spring and summer seasons are the most extensive recorded in over 100 years. Overall, the Russian Federation experienced a record-setting fire year, with over 55 million acres burnt by early August, according to the Global Fire Mon...
Keywords: What -- MISR; What -- Earth; What -- Terra; Where -- China; Where -- Mongolia; Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL); Where -- Washington; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC); Where -- California
Downloads: 8
[image]Extratropical Cyclone in the Southern Ocean - NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team
These images from the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer portray an occluded extratropical cyclone situated in the Southern Ocean, about 650 kilometers south of the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia. Parts of the Yorke Peninsula and a portion of the Murray-Darling River basin are visible between the clouds near the top of the left-hand image, a true-color view from MISR's nadir(vertical-viewing) camera...
Keywords: What -- MISR; What -- Terra; Where -- Australia
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[image]Okefenokee Swamp Fire, Georgia - NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team
Large smoke plumes were produced by the Blackjack complex fire in southeastern Georgia's Okefenokee Swamp on May 8, 2002. Smoke from the fires, (which contributed to hazy skies across much of north Florida) is apparent in this image pair from the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer. The fires started in late April, and had grown to consume about 95,000 acres of swampland and longleaf pine forest by May 20...
Keywords: What -- STEREO A; What -- STEREO; What -- Terra; Where -- Florida; Where -- Georgia
Downloads: 12
[image]Oil Slicks on Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela - NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team
Several oil slicks occurred on Lake Maracaibo in northwestern Venezuela between December 2002 and January 2003, and were observed by various satellite instruments. These images from the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) provide new information relating to one such event near the center of Lake Maracaibo on December 26, 2002. In unpolluted areas, the water surface is "ruffled" by wind and the resulting wave facets divert reflected rays into many directions...
Keywords: What -- MISR; What -- Earth; What -- Terra; Where -- Venezuela; Where -- Gulf of Venezuela; Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL); Where -- Washington; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC); Where -- California
Downloads: 8
[image]Fires in the Australian Capital Territory - NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team
The height and extent of billowing smoke plumes from bushfires near Canberra, the Australian capital, are illustrated by these views from the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR). The images were acquired on January 18, 2003. Never before had fires of this magnitude come so close to Australia's capital. Four people lost their lives and over 500 homes were destroyed, mostly in the southwestern suburbs...
Keywords: What -- MISR; What -- Earth; What -- Terra; Where -- Canberra; Where -- Pacific Ocean; Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL); Where -- Washington; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC); Where -- California
Downloads: 7
[image]Smoke Soars to Stratospheric Heights - NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team.
A new look at smoke from the Chisholm forest fire, which ignited on May 23, 2001 about 160 kilometers north of Edmonton in Alberta, Canada, provides confirming evidence that dense smoke can reach the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere. Scientists have postulated a link between fires in northern forests and the observed enhancements in stratospheric aerosols, but it is difficult to measure smoke aerosol heights directly...
Keywords: What -- MISR; What -- STEREO; What -- Earth; What -- Terra; Where -- Canada; Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL); Where -- Washington; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC); Where -- California
Downloads: 5
[image]Elevated Dust over the Middle East - NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team
Clear skies on April 11, 2004 (top panels) contrast strongly with the dust storm that swept across Iraq and Saudi Arabia on May 13 (bottom panels). These data products from the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) depict both the abundance of airborne dust, and its height above the surface. The natural-color views at left were captured by MISR's 70 forward-pointing camera. In the May 13 image, the dust appears as yellowish ripples that obscure a large part of southern Iraq...
Keywords: What -- MISR; What -- STEREO; What -- Earth; What -- Terra; Where -- Iraq; Where -- Saudi Arabia; Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL); Where -- Washington; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC); Where -- California
Downloads: 5
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